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As most of you know, I've been gathering and analyzing Scott serial numbers for over 20 years. I have a couple requests....first, if you haven't sent me your serial numbers, please do. Also...if any of you have a confirmed date for a set/serial number, please send me that. There is a warranty tag on ebay at the moment, these are great, since they have the date and serial number on them. A letter with a date is also good confirmation. I would greatly appreciate any info you fellows can provide. I'll post more about serial numbers here in the future.

Kent

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Allwave 23 variations.

I have seen reference to and photos of the allwave 23 7 knob radio. Can anyone fill me in on the specific differences between the early and later sets?

Thanks

Thom

Thom -

 

The controls changed in the revision included moving the BFO button and adding a separate radio/phono switch. The BFO was moved from a small centered button off to one side so that it would be symmetrical with the added radio/phono switch on the other side.

 

There were some other changes as the AW23 evolved...including air tuned units in the IF line and a few other minor tweaks. Scott sets seldom stood still, many sets show modification, especially the longer lived models.

 

Kent

I'm certainly no expert, but I thought one of the additional controls was for the volume expansion unit that was released in December 1935 and announced in the March 1936 issue of Scott News, which can be found here:

 

http://pl703.pairlitesite.com/Scott_News/Scott_News-1936_March.pdf

 

OTOH, maybe volume expansion was a new option, and the control was accessed on the back or side of the console?

Kent King said:

Thom -

 

The controls changed in the revision included moving the BFO button and adding a separate radio/phono switch. The BFO was moved from a small centered button off to one side so that it would be symmetrical with the added radio/phono switch on the other side.

 

There were some other changes as the AW23 evolved...including air tuned units in the IF line and a few other minor tweaks. Scott sets seldom stood still, many sets show modification, especially the longer lived models.

 

Kent

Ted -

 

The volume expander was offered as an outboard unit, completely separate from the "standard" AW23 set. The Allwave 27 (often called the baby-Quaranta) does have the expander built into the set. However, its control knobs are similar to the Quaranta, not the AW23.

 

Kent

OK, I added a Scott 16 in a modified Acoutsticraft cabinet to my collection this weeked. Norm, you should recognize the radio and serial number -- NN-65...

Ted:

Congratulations!  That receiver was part of the Vaksvik collection that I purchased many years ago and was displayed with the face of the cabinet to the wall.  Nick believed the true beauty of the Scott consoles was the chrome plated chassis and choose to display the consoles in a manner that exposed the greatest area of chrome.  I rebuilt that receiver many years ago and had the cabinet professionally refinished.  The only thing I would have done different today would be to restuff the original capacitors rather than replace them with orange drops.  Restuffing original capacitors was unheard of at the time.

Norman

Here is a Scott on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-EH-Scott-Radio-/110710941501?pt=LH_Defa...

Not sure about the model, but the seller mentions the s/n.

Leonid

I counted 10 tubes on the main chassis but I think there are 2 more not seen, making this an AW15.

 

Notice the amp is missing and the legs seem to have been cut off. I think this is (was) the "Moderne" cabinet.

Leonid...thanks, I like when folks put the S/N in the listing, keeps me from having to ask them.

 

Bruce - it is a Moderne cabinet, brutally amputated.

 

The chassis looks pretty rough also...making this a parts set.

 

 

I would think that this set could be restored rather than parted out. Granted the chrome looks rough, but that wouldn't affect the operation.

Thom

Hi Kent,

I have a Philharmonic I acquired recently which needs a lot of work.  The serial # is: kk-224. This came from Lebanon, NH.

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